The Real Housewives of Miami debuted last night full of sun, guns, and more than one example of bad parenting. The whole episode reminded me of the original Orange County – only the junior edition!
The Miami cast which includes Lea Black, Larsa Pippen, Adriana De Moura, Cristy Rice, Marysol Patton, and Alexia Echevarria. The girls lack the bite of New York, the charm of Atlanta, and well, the crazy of New Jersey. What they did have was more than one example of bad parenting!
The lowpoint of the evening came when Alexia Echevarria, the “Cuban Barbie”, made her plea for underage drinking saying, “I have a very rare unusual relationship with my kids. I think they see me alot younger than what I am emotionally and physically. I’m like their friend. I’ve raised my kids differentlybecause being that we’re here in Miami and it’s more of an international city. We see drinking with our children as something social, cultural, special occasions. Being that he’s been brought up that way, to him it may be a little more normal than maybe somebody from Minnesota.”
Hmmmm….. I’m from Minnesota. I don’t let my 17-year-old drink. Guess we’re just not as cultured as Ms. Echevarria!